- 1(especially of a document) prepared in order to show the usual way of doing something or to provide a standard method a pro forma letter pro forma instructions
- 2(of a document) sent in advance a pro forma invoice (= a document that gives details of the goods being sent to a customer)
- 3done because it is part of the usual way of doing something, although it has no real meaning a pro forma debate
NAmE//ˌproʊ ˈfɔrmə//(from Latin) [usually before noun]
I enclose a pro forma for you to complete, sign, and return.
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